Thanks Dave, I'll go buy some. I started to smooth out the rind with a spoon, but it started to pull some of the curds away as it got sticky. I'll try to do what you did with the knife. I would have done that in the first place, but I've got a head cold and didn't feel like it.
What happens if I don't smooth the rind? I knew earlier today, but I'm blanking now.
On the plus side I've been feverishly looking for a digital humidifier that can go to 90%. I can't find a single one, the one I bought for my cheese cave in 2001 must have been a fluke. I did find a used one of the same model and I'll buy probably but it. The plus side was I sprayed the walls of my new cheese cave with distilled water and it stayed at 89-93% for the past 4 or so hours. Even when the motor kicked on it still stayed at a good humidity. So I might not even have to use a humidifier in there. I think the key is there is a fan on the inside of the freezer but doesn't blow outwardly in the unit, it has a baffle on the inside covering it so it's not blowing on the cheese but the fan is evaporating the water in there every time it turns on.